PowerShell: Backup All SSAS Databases To A Network Share

I am working on downgrading SQL Server Enterprise Edition (EE) s/w to Standard Edition (SE) where EE features are not used (to save money on licensing). We have a big list of these to go through. That required all SSAS databases to be backed-up to the network and restored after the edition downgrade. I will … Continue reading PowerShell: Backup All SSAS Databases To A Network Share

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PowerShell: Get Security Updates List From Microsoft By Month/Product/KB/CVE With API

I am a regular at my local PowerShell user group. I keenly look forward to our monthly meetings. We share a lot amongst ourselves. It is a small but close-knit group. Recently, one of the members, Julie came up with a coding challenge for the group. This blog post is about the challenge. My solution … Continue reading PowerShell: Get Security Updates List From Microsoft By Month/Product/KB/CVE With API

SQL Server: Identify And Defragment Indexes Using DBCC SHOWCONTIG & DBCC INDEXDEFRAG

A good defrag script is worth its weight in gold. This time, I copied this from Microsoft and am shamelessly posting it here because I don't know when MS will bury it somewhere where it cannot be located anymore! Just because you de-fragmented does not actually mean that it did it! It means, it tried. … Continue reading SQL Server: Identify And Defragment Indexes Using DBCC SHOWCONTIG & DBCC INDEXDEFRAG

SQL Server – Breakup A Monolithic Data File (Database) Into Multiple Small Files And Breakaway From Shrinking!

If the SQL Server databases being manged are a few GB in size each, then having a single .mdf file for data is fine. However, if the size is anywhere in the hundreds of GB or more, then a single .mdf file is certainly not the way to go. Related to this, please checkout my … Continue reading SQL Server – Breakup A Monolithic Data File (Database) Into Multiple Small Files And Breakaway From Shrinking!